After months of owning the charming Bike Ride stamp set and Build a Bike Framelits I finally managed to pull them out of my cupboard over the weekend and actually use them. It was a bundle I had to have. It just took me quite a while to get the courage to ‘go for it’ and get creative. It’s kind of like learning to ride a bike and then going on a bike ride for the first time.
There are fifteen dies in the framlits set and 24 stamps in the photopolymer stamp set. Lots of pieces! But they are fun to use and build with. I really wanted to use the Lattice Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder to make the background layer for my bicycle and that presented a bit of a challenge. I finally settled on Pear Pizzazz as the back ground color. TIP: I tapped my stamp pad gently and repeatedly on the flap that has the Stampin’ Up! logo on it. Place a layer of 5-1/4″ x 4″ card stock (I used Whisper White) between the two flaps and run then folder through the Big Shot.
I carefully chose my basic colors (Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and Pear Pizzazz ink pads and Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers.
- Stamp the pieces to be die cut:
- bike frame: Smoky Slate
- bike tires: Basic Gray
- rim inside bike tires: Pear Pizzaz
- basket: Soft Suede
- flower bundle: Basic Gray
- ‘hello’ greeting: Melon Mambo
- rack that connects to rear of frame to hold basket: Smoky Slate
- Die cut all of those pieces plus:
- streamers for handle bar grips: Pear Pizzazz. (there are two streamer dies, each a different shape)
- smallest Stitched Oval die with ‘hello’ already stamped in Melon Mambo
- Run the 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot using the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder (TIEF). See tip for where to place ink inside the TIEF just under the photo above.
- Once those pieces are secure you stamp stamp the bike seat, handle bar grips and pedal in colors desired. I used Basic Gray and Pear Pizzazz.
- Wrap a 6-1/2″ piece of ribbon around the basket weave layer and secure on the back side with adhesive of choice.
- Then attach basket weave layer to Pear Pizzazz layer (5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″.
- Use Tombow and Dimensionals to attach the basket to the Smoky Slate rack.
- Use Tombow and Dimensionals to attach the flowers over the basket. Add a touch of Wink of Stella to each flower.
- Use a tiny drop of Tombow to attach the streamers to each handle bar grip. I used tweezers to place them!
- Gently/lightly sponge the ‘hello’ oval using a wedge of a Stamping Sponge and Melon Mambo ink. Attach to card front with two Dimensionals.
And now you’re all prepared for sending your ‘going on a bike ride’ card to a special friend. If you need any of the supplies used on today’s card, please just click on the image link above to be taken directly to my online Stampin’ Up! store. Or you can just click here. Happy riding and stamping!